Niko is owned by Angela Capodanno, who went to elementary school with Heather. They reconnected 25 years later, when Heather noticed a Samoyed in one of Angela’s social media photos. After Angela said goodbye to her senior Samoyed of almost 16 years, Tabitha and Heather offered her a puppy from Pele’s second litter.
Niko is Angela’s first show dog, and the only one from his litter currently in the show ring. Niko got a great start with a 3 point major at his very first show! In 2016, he won a Specialty Major, going Winners Dog at the SCLA Specialty in Palm Springs. He also took Best of Winners on both days of the Silver Bay Kennel Club show, becoming a Champion on Oscar Sunday. In his spare time, Niko enjoys living up to his “Garden Party” name by making a muddy mess in his garden. Give him a hose and a little blue plastic pool, and he’s in heaven! Niko is a big personality, with an even bigger tail and a very friendly disposition. He enjoys giving out free kisses and making new friends at the dog park.